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Studies of a hydrophobic myelin protein

Jean Gagnon

Studies of a hydrophobic myelin protein

by Jean Gagnon

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Published by s.n.] in [Toronto? .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Myelin,
  • Proteins

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Jean Gagnon.
    ContributionsToronto, Ont. University.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[6], xvi, 214, [13] leaves, [2] leaves of plates :
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19470075M

    Disease description A form of spastic paraplegia, a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a slow, gradual, progressive weakness and spasticity of the lower limbs. Rate of progression and the severity of symptoms are quite variable. Initial symptoms may include difficulty with balance, weakness and stiffness in the legs, muscle spasms, and dragging the toes when walking. P2 is a fatty acid-binding protein expressed in vertebrate peripheral nerve myelin, where it may function in bilayer stacking and lipid transport. P2 binds to phospholipid membranes through its positively charged surface and a hydrophobic tip, and accommodates fatty acids inside its .

    studies of ribonuclease. These classic studies led to the hypothesis that the protein sequence contains all the necessary information for formation of the biologically active three-dimensional structure (Anfinsen, ). The amino acid sequence determines the folding mechanism of the protein and thus, its native structure. If proteins were to fold.   Mobley CK, Myers JK, Hadziselimovic A, Ellis CD, Sanders CR Biochemistry. 46 (39): PMID: DOI/bij Gene duplications, deletions, and point mutations in peripheral myelin protein 22 (PMP22) are linked to several inherited peripheral neuropathies.

    Many myelin proteins have common attributes, including small size, hydrophobic segments, multifunctionality, longevity, and regions of intrinsic disorder. With recent advances in protein biophysical characterization and bioinformatics, it has become evident that intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) are abundant in myelin, and their flexible. Myelin ensheathes selected axonal segments within the nervous system, resulting primarily in nerve impulse acceleration, as well as mechanical and trophic support for neurons. In the central and peripheral nervous systems, various proteins that contribute to the formation and stability of myelin are present, which also harbor pathophysiological roles in myelin disease. Many myelin Author: Arne Raasakka, Petri Kursula.


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Studies of a hydrophobic myelin protein by Jean Gagnon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Myelin basic protein (MBP) is a protein believed to be important in the process of myelination of nerves in the nervous myelin sheath is a multi-layered membrane, unique to the nervous system, that functions as an insulator to greatly increase the velocity of axonal impulse conduction.

MBP maintains the correct structure of myelin, interacting with the lipids in the Aliases: MBP, entrez, myelin basic protein. Myelin Biology and Disorders brings together in one place, the recent advances in molecular and cellular biology along with visual data from MRI, confocal microscopy and high voltage EM techniques to provide new insights into disease mechanisms.

This book represents a unique research reference on myelin biology and will serve as the definitive. A purified protein fraction from the proteolipids of human brain myelin was recombined with different lipids either in aqueous buffer or in a chloroformmethanol-water (10∶5∶1, v/v/v) mixture.

It was found that under both conditions it binds strongly to phospholipids irrespective of surface charge, the presence of cholesterol or double bonds on the fatty acyl Cited by: CNS myelin is rich in myelin basic protein (MBP) and proteolipid protein (PLP).

The major protein component of peripheral myelin (around 80%) is myelin protein zero (P0). This is a member of the immunoglobulin superfamily and is essential for compaction of adjacent myelin lamellae which enables axons to be tightly wrapped.

Myelin is a lipid-rich (fatty) substance that surrounds nerve cell axons (the nervous system’s wires) to insulate them and increase the rate at which information (encoded as electrical impulses) is passed along the myelinated axon can be likened to an electrical wire (the axon) with insulating material (myelin) around it.

However, unlike the plastic covering on an electrical wire FMA: The protein composition of myelin is relatively simple compared to that of other biological membranes, with a limited number of polypeptides constituting most of the myelin proteins.

In both the central nervous system (CNS) and the peripheral nervous system (PNS), the major proteins are myelin-specific and are found only in myelin and myelin Cited by: The effect which intrinsic (proteolipid) protein has on fluidity of central nervous system myelin membrane was measured through differences in temperature-dependent anisotropy of the lipid-soluble fluorescence probe, 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene (DPH), in multilamellar vesicles (MLV) prepared from total myelin lipids in the presence and absence of proteolipid by: 3.

The amino acid sequences of the encephalitogenic basic protein, A1, from bovine and human myelin are similar, differing by only 11 residues.

The sequence reveals that while basic residues are spread randomly over most of the polypeptide chain, several regions ( residues) exist that are nonpolar in by: Synergistic interactions of lipids and myelin basic protein Article (PDF Available) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (37) October with Reads.

N.m.r. studies of myelin basic protein. Conformation of a peptide that is an antigenic determinant for B-cell reactivity Article (PDF Available) in Biochemical Journal (2) August Under these experimental conditions the kDa protein did not interact with the GTP-binding proteins.

The fact that the myelin GTP-binding proteins in the active state formed complexes with a different set of proteins than when in the inactive state is a strong indication that these proteins are effector by: 4. Myelin basic protein (MBP) is the second most abundant protein of central nervous system (CNS) myelin (after the proteolipid protein), representing about 30 % of the total myelin protein and about 10 % of myelin by weight.

It is also present in peripheral nervous system (PNS) myelin but as a lower percentage of the total : Hardcover.

Myelin basic protein (MBP) comprises about 20% of the myelin sheath in neuronal axons. MBP is commonly used to induce autoimmune encephalomyelitis in animal models.

MBP is unique in its high degree of post-translational modifications including multiple phosphorylation sites, deamidation of glutamine and acetylation of alanine as well as. The myelin sheath is a greatly extended and modified plasma membrane, which is wrapped around the nerve axon in a spiral fashion.

A comprehensive review of the older literature on the structure, biochemistry and other aspects of myelin is available in a book published 20 years ago [1], whereas newer developments in the myelin field are.

Myelin basic protein, MBP, Myelin A1 protein, Myelin membrane encephalitogenic protein. Introduction MBP is a major component of the myelin sheath of oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells in the nervous system, although, MBP-related transcripts are also present in the bone marrow and the immune system.

New findings have uncovered the role of a protein known as PRMT5 in the production of myelin. From infancy through adolescence, myelinating oligodendrocytes are generated in abundance in the human brain by progenitor cells in a process that is highly sensitive to hormones, nutrients, and environmental conditions.

This chapter reviews studies on myelin sheath evolution. These suggest that members of well-studied gene superfamilies whose products are known to function as cell-cell recognition/adhesion molecules in a wide variety of tissues, but especially in epithelia, are in the myelin protein repertoire.

Of course, the nervous system originates embryonically as an epithelium, and so it. myelin [mi´ĕ-lin] the lipid substance forming a sheath (the myelin sheath) around the axons of certain nerve fibers; it is an electrical insulator that serves to speed the conduction of nerve impulses in these nerve fibers, which are called myelinated or medullated fibers.

adj., adj myelin´ic. Myelinated nerve fibers occur predominantly in the. CSF myelin basic protein is a test to measure the level of myelin basic protein (MBP) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

CSF is a clear liquid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. MBP is found in the material that covers many of your nerves. How the Test is Performed. A sample of spinal fluid is needed.

This is done using a lumbar puncture. a protein layer is tightly associated (Fig. left). As in earlier membrane studies (e.g., by Overton) they were in particular interested in the permeation properties of membranes.

In a theoretical paper they made the following con-sideration. • Proteins are adsorbed to the lipophilic layers surrounding cells. The pro-File Size: 1MB. MBP A synthetic myelin basic protein fragment, or peptide, may make the immune system of people with MS tolerant of myelin.

Happening now: bulletins from clinical trials of new MS therapies The proposed mechanism of action of MBP is, by design, to re-introduce such a state of "tolerance" to a critical portion of the nerve's Myelin.MBP - Myelin basic protein.

Looking for abbreviations of MBP? It is Myelin basic protein. MBP: Munchausen By Proxy: MBP: Million Book Project: MBP: Master Beekeeper Program (MRTCs) against peptides of proteins from Myelin basic protein (MBP), Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG) and Proteolipid protein.The classic group of MBP isoforms (isoform 4-isoform 14) are with PLP the most abundant protein components of the myelin membrane in the CNS.

They have a role in both its formation and stabilization. The smaller isoforms might have an important role in remyelination of denuded axons in multiple sclerosis. The non-classic group of MBP isoforms (isoform 1-isoform 3/Golli .